Definition of fusillade
1a : a number of shots fired simultaneously or in rapid successionb : something that gives the effect of a fusillade <a fusillade of rocks and bottles>
2 : a spirited outburst especially of criticism
Examples of fusillade in a sentence
A fusillade of bullets filled the courtyard.
<responded calmly to the fusillade of criticism leveled at his design for the memorial>
Origin and Etymology of fusillade
French, from fusiller to shoot, from fusil
First Known Use: 1801
FUSILLADE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fusillade for English Language Learners
: a large number of shots that are fired very quickly
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